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Neighbourhood Plan History

The Localism Act (PDF, 2.8MB) introduced new community rights, including the right to prepare a neighbourhood plan. A neighbourhood plan is prepared by the community and can influence development in our local area.

Neighbourhood plans have the same statutory weight as the Local Plan and must be prepared within a formal process. The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (PDF, 139KB) set out what needs to be done to prepare a plan; more information on this and neighbourhood planning in general can be found within the National Planning Practice Guidance and via these guides from Locality:


You can keep up to date with neighbourhood planning progress around the country on Pinterest and via the Forum for Neighbourhood Planning website.

Weston & Basford Neighbourhood Plan - January 2015
Weston & Basford Parish Council has appointed a steering group to prepare a Neighbourhood Plan for our Parish and a proposal has been submitted to Cheshire East to approve the Neighbourhood Area.


Neighbourhood Plan Questionnaire - July 2015
The Neighbourhood Plan questionnaire is being posted through your door over the weekend of July 18/19 2015. This is your chance to have a say on future development in Weston & Basford. We need every household in the parish to complete this questionnaire in order to truly reflect the views of our community. 


Neighbourhood Plan Drop In Sessions - May 2016
The Neighbourhood Plan questionnaire has been analysed and a series of drop in sessions are being held across the Parish.



Neighbourhood Plan Update & Housing Needs Survey - November 2016
The Neighbourhood Plan update and housing needs survey will be posted through your door commencing on the weekend of 19/ 20 November 2016.

Housing Needs Survey
This survey is important as it will provide information on your current dwelling and how you or your family's housing needs may change in the future. If you, or any member(s) of your household are thinking of moving or setting up a new home within the next 5 years, it’s important that you identify your needs in the questionnaire.
Please complete the survey, preferably online, by 11 December 2016.

Neighbourhood Plan Draft Polices
These are draft policies developed from the Neighbourhood Plan questionnaire responses and the subsequent walk in sessions which communicated the responses. They are in the process of being refined/agreed but the steering group would like residents to review and comment where appropriate. Any comments should be sent to the Parish Clerk by post or email by 31 December 2016. A hard copy can be requested from the Clerk.




It is important that you have your say in the Future of the Parish.

Press Cuttings
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            Chronicle 10 June 2015









               Alsager Chronicle 23 July 2015









            Crewe Chronicle 29 July 2015






How can you find out more?

Keep an eye on this website, parish notice boards and leaflets or contact the Clerk to the Parish Council or one of the steering group.